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Planning a Developer Relations Strategy - Matthew Revell of Hoopy
A Developer Relations Bill of Rights: Every person who does the work of Developer Relations deserves to be supported by an environment which follows these 10 principles:
The Core Competencies of Developer Relations: "Developer Relations are the canonical source of truth, both for 3rd party developers looking for documentation, best practices, and training, and for internal engineering teams who need to understand the thoughts and experiences of 3rd party developers, and to get candid technical feedback on their developer offerings. ... Engineers don’t trust people who aren’t engineers, so Developer Relations needs to be made up of developers. Even then, they won’t trust just any engineer — we need to prove ourselves. ... Your developer relations team needs to create material that solves problems, as well as being inspiring, interesting, and entertaining. ... Developer Relations’ goal is to work with the largest developer audience possible, and creating a diverse Developer Relations team full of legit engineers makes it inclusive of a wider audience. ... Developer Relations can’t be cheerleaders, or sales people in disguise. They should make a horse aware of water, demonstrate how the water can help it, lead it to the water, and make the water as easy as possible to drink. ... A good developer relations team will push back against advocating a product if they don’t believe they can honestly promote it and advocate for it. ... In order to build trust with 3rd party developers, and represent them to internal engineering teams, Developer Relations needs to be a part of the ecosystem. ... Developer Relations is the voice with which you speak to your developer audience — it’s important that they speak often, and loudly. ... There are around 20 million developers in the world, spread across over 200 countries — so everything Developer Relations does needs to have a strategy to scale that doesn’t require a linear growth in team size."
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Last modified 30 December 2022